We should move on from Wake while were slashing prices

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by terphin, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. terphin

    terphin A True Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 2006
    Messages:
    1,357
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    not sure what the cap hit would be but Ive seen enough of him, he's been a great player for us but the dude is old and unproductive in big spots too often. Pats would've traded or cut him 2-3 years ago. We need to get younger
     
  2. Duriel

    Duriel Starter

    Joined:
    May 2005
    Messages:
    521
    Likes Received:
    52
    Trophy Points:
    28
  3. Finuk

    Finuk FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 2017
    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    207
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Double digit sacks last year, the dude should decide when he's ready to go.
     
    MiamiDolfan85, WCUPUNK and royalshank like this.
  4. ONole1

    ONole1 FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP Donator

    Joined:
    Jan 2006
    Messages:
    2,163
    Likes Received:
    81
    Trophy Points:
    48
    If they are purging the roster and setting up space then I have no issue with trading Wake as they would save about $5m this year. However, to say he is old and unproductive is just hogwash. The guy even at 36 is still one of the best pass rushers in the NFL.
     
    royalshank and MelbournePhin like this.
  5. Birdmond

    Birdmond A True Fan Donator

    Joined:
    Nov 2012
    Messages:
    1,867
    Likes Received:
    428
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Wake has been such a great guy on and off the field. I’m letting him go out on his own terms but I would approach Wake and confirm he even wants to be here. If he wants to finish with a contender, trade or release him.
     
  6. terphin

    terphin A True Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 2006
    Messages:
    1,357
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Wake and the whole line was disappointing this year,he's been great but he can't be a part of the future. Sorry but he is not still one of the best pass rushers
     
  7. canesfins13

    canesfins13 FinHeaven VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 2004
    Messages:
    1,593
    Likes Received:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    48
    His cap number is too high for a part time pass rusher - I think in excess of $9 million. Move on and spend it elsewhere - like the OL. This is why we went and got Quinn
     
  8. miamiron

    miamiron A True Fan

    Joined:
    Dec 2005
    Messages:
    10,522
    Likes Received:
    1,297
    Trophy Points:
    113
    More like a tad bit over $8 million
     
    Sean likes this.
  9. finmann

    finmann Pro Bowler Finheaven VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 2005
    Messages:
    4,916
    Likes Received:
    1,482
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I have defended Wake being here over and over again, but the way this off season is unfolding I won't be surprised. Wake is coming of a 10.5 sack season and is not an expensive player, what's the point of cutting him unless you are purging contracts to accumulate money. I think we can all agree this is not some retooling effort here, the Phins are rebuilding this team from the ground up, what the hell do we expect next year? New coach new culture.
     
    miamiron likes this.
  10. foozool13

    foozool13 #12 #13 #23 #29 #54 #99 Finheaven VIP Donator

    Joined:
    Jul 2005
    Messages:
    5,372
    Likes Received:
    436
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Every single year there is someone who wants to get rid of one of the best All time phins. Some people just want to watch the world burn.

    Only way I get “rid” of him is, with his approval, if a contender offers a 2nd or 1st round pick and that would mostly be to do him a solid for being the pro that he is. Guy deserves a ring.
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018
    Shula Fan and royalshank like this.
  11. Phinsguy

    Phinsguy A True Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 2010
    Messages:
    1,495
    Likes Received:
    411
    Trophy Points:
    83

    The NFL is a business and not a feel good, caring one at that.

    No one (with the possible exception of Mr. Bundchen) has the power to "go out on his own terms" or dictate same to the team or make demands on how/when it should be. They are employees and cogs in the machine....if they get worn out, too expensive to maintain or underperform they are tossed out and replaced.

    And a 1st or 2nd for him?? LOL
     
  12. foozool13

    foozool13 #12 #13 #23 #29 #54 #99 Finheaven VIP Donator

    Joined:
    Jul 2005
    Messages:
    5,372
    Likes Received:
    436
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Fine, but Wake has been more than productive and will likely have a couple more double digit sack seasons making ur argument ineffective.
     
  13. phins_4_ever

    phins_4_ever E12 FH Tailgate Gang Moderator Finheaven VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 2002
    Messages:
    23,820
    Likes Received:
    3,859
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Wake's cap number is 8.6 Mill. If released our dead money would be 500k, cap savings would be 8.1 Mill. You don't release a player with 10.5 sacks who is in his last year. You renegotiate to lower his cap number and at his age make sure he retires as a Dolphin.
     
    Shula Fan, miamiron and foozool13 like this.
  14. BigNastyFish

    BigNastyFish A True Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 2012
    Messages:
    2,211
    Likes Received:
    870
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Wake has been a class act -- and still productive. I don't think its good football karma to dump someone like that.
     
    MiamiDolfan85 and foozool13 like this.
  15. Phinsguy

    Phinsguy A True Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 2010
    Messages:
    1,495
    Likes Received:
    411
    Trophy Points:
    83
    No, my argument is undeniably factual although you may find it hard to accept....My point was simply no player is kept on board due to past performance out of loyalty or appreciation if they underperform or become a drag. BTW, I love Wake and hope he stays & retires a Dolphin....perhaps he'll restructure but at some point soon push is gonna come to shove.
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018
    terphin likes this.

Share This Page